Happy new year to all my friends!
I didn’t spend much time posting news on my website in 2013, so here’s a quick review of the year:
DEL and Kobi toured together, playing in Vemork, Bergen, Haugesund, Stavanger, Porsgrunn, Trondheim and Oslo. We also released a split 10″ on Killer Records.
New projects Transparent Radiation (with Martin Furan) and Origami Elgsteika (with Tore Honoré Bøe) made their live debuts. So did the slightly older projects Taperne (with Kjetil Hanssen) and Origami Kaførrnokka (with Hanssen and Ronny Wærnes). Spleppes Splopp, my duo with André Borgen, played again. And after five years of silence, my solo project Love Hz was revived for a live performance.
Origami Allstars, this time featuring Tore Honoré Bøe, Bjørn Hatterud, Espen Ursin, André Borgen and me, recorded a split tape with Origami Magika which was released by Norweirdian Tapes.
2013 saw the two first releases on my new label Lydbilde, by Domestic Dwellings (Fredrik Ness Sevendal and yours truly) and Marit Morell, both issued as lathe cut 8″ singles. This resulted in a joint live performance at the release party.
In February I recorded two tracks at the Oslo Opera House (!) with Anla Courtis, Harald Fetveit and Kjetil Hanssen, planned for release on Lydbilde early in 2014.
I also booked some shows at Brugata, the office/rehearsal/studio space a share with some of my friends. Thanks to Oren Ambarchi & Lasse Marhaug, crys cole, Haust, Chui Wan, Ijin, Orphan Fairytale, Pink Twins, Horacio Pollard, Elektrodiesel, Mett, Njål Uhre Kiese & Håkon Aase, Agnes Hvizdalek, Guro Skumsnes Moe, Håvard Skaset, Jan-M. Iversen, Martin Powell, Star Turbine, Ronny Wærnes, Hellner/Ursin/Fetveit and everyone else who played.
I hope to release more records in 2014, and also play some concerts. I have some vague tour plans, so we’ll see… But I will mainly focus on my labels, including some very special projects that I have co-curated… So please stay tuned.